Non-Citizen occupied Berlin TV-Tower

By clandestina

Press release of occupy Berliner tower (July 9, 2014).
40 N-C from Bavaria occupy the Berlin tower today 3-O,clock.

Solidarity call out
We the refugees from different cities of germany are here in tv tower in berlin. We are more then 40 refugees including womens. Be was also in Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge in Nürnberg last week. We are in the streets from more then one year. We were involved in alot of political activities but until now from everywhere we are refused. from everywhere is the same reply nobody want to tell who is responsible for refugees inhuman laws and situations like lagerpflicht residenzpflich no work permission no right for normal education even to lern german language we were in in Nürnberg to tell tell them the situations of refugees lives and they deny directly to listen our problems and reply us to ask to politicians of parliament they make these laws and we have to knock the door of parliament we are here very peaceful just want to meet the responsible people to lisent our problems to listen our basic needs for a normal life with freedom were like we see everyday refugees are committing suicide …read more

From: Clandestine

Violent arrest of refugee activist of March4Freedom

By clandestina

One refugee activist of #March4Freedom from Pakistan has got arrested violently by police while he was going from Berlin to Munich. Police imprisoned him right now in Hof in north Bavaria and they want to send him to the Auslanderbehorde. He has got a Dublin deportation going on and in high danger of deportation.

We need solidarity and specially for raising awareness against these racist laws and the racist treatment by the police. All of these happening under the act of ignorance of EU citizens.

WE‌ ARE ONE!

http://freedomnotfrontex.noblogs.org/

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Violent arrest of refugee activist of March4Freedom

By clandestina

One refugee activist of #March4Freedom from Pakistan has got arrested violently by police while he was going from Berlin to Munich. Police imprisoned him right now in Hof in north Bavaria and they want to send him to the Auslanderbehorde. He has got a Dublin deportation going on and in high danger of deportation.

We need solidarity and specially for raising awareness against these racist laws and the racist treatment by the police. All of these happening under the act of ignorance of EU citizens.

WE‌ ARE ONE!

http://freedomnotfrontex.noblogs.org/

…read more

From: Clandestine

Migreurop 2014: New Report on Greek-Turkish borders and Frontex

By momo

Migreurop published in May 2014 their new report “Frontex between Greece and Turkey”

In this report, FiDh, Migreurop and eMhrn present the results of an investigation in Greece and Turkey, which explored the specific nature of Frontex’s activities at the Greece-Turkey border and their impact on the human rights of migrants. By participating in the EU policy to combat irregular immigration, despite numerous reports of human rights violations, is the agency complicit?

read the full report here (in English)

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LESVOS: VOICES FROM INSIDE MORIA – THE NEW PAGANI OF TROIKA

By momo

Moria in April 2014 while the construction of the fences was not yet finished

http://escapespamcr.co.uk/wp-json/oembed/1.0/embed?url=http://escapespamcr.co.uk/hen-parties/ ‘First reception’ practices of refugees in Greece: The example of Moria on Lesvos island

“We didn’t come to Europe to get beaten, insulted and imprisoned.”

In September 26th, 2013 the new so called “first reception center (KEPY)” opened in Moria on the island of Lesvos. It is the second of its kind in Greece following the example of the KEPY in Fylakio, Evros that opened earlier in the same year.
The Pagani of the Troika – as it is called to remind of former prisons and to disconnect it from nearby Moria village, is a prison where only a few selected NGOs have access under the precondition not to share any information with the outside world. Civil society gets presented the term ‘first reception’ that gives a false impression of an open, accessible place while it is nothing else than another new prison in the tradition of Amigdaleza’s fenced containers the only difference being the detention duration – at first sight. As prescribed by law, detention does not exceed 25 days maximum in this place BUT detainees might just be transferred to (pre-removal) detention centers such as Fylakio, Komotini, Xanthi or Chios for example, where they might stay up to 18 months or …read more

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Secret police scandal: Bus-Verkehr Berlin KG refuses to transport civil rights activists after “friendly” call by German criminal police

By clandestina

Berlin/Brussels, 27 June 2014.

After a “warning” from the federal criminal police (Bundeskriminalamt), the bus charter company BVB canceled a contract of approx. EUR 6000 for coach buses for the “March for Freedom” from Brussels to Berlin. The buses had been paid in full on 6 June and were supposed to shuttle several hundred activists back to Berlin on Saturday, 28 June. Now the activists are stuck in Brussels.

It is likely that the German police wants to prevent the Brussels activists from joining the protesters at the occupied school in Berlin, who are resisting an ongoing eviction by police armed with machine guns.

It seems that the police claimed the march group would attempt to smuggle “illegal aliens” into Germany. However, our civil rights campaign already publicly crossed the German border three times and we traveled through Luxembourg, France, Belgium and Italy. None of these governments collapsed. We suspect the criminal charge is fabricated to send non-collaborating refugees into Belgian exile and pacify the German capital.
This public-private pact between a German business and state forces reminds us of GeStaPo tactics. While we are still not clear if business works for the government or government works for business, they stand as a national …read more

From: Clandestine

Secret police scandal: Bus-Verkehr Berlin KG refuses to transport civil rights activists after “friendly” call by German criminal police

By clandestina

Berlin/Brussels, 27 June 2014.

After a “warning” from the federal criminal police (Bundeskriminalamt), the bus charter company BVB canceled a contract of approx. EUR 6000 for coach buses for the “March for Freedom” from Brussels to Berlin. The buses had been paid in full on 6 June and were supposed to shuttle several hundred activists back to Berlin on Saturday, 28 June. Now the activists are stuck in Brussels.

It is likely that the German police wants to prevent the Brussels activists from joining the protesters at the occupied school in Berlin, who are resisting an ongoing eviction by police armed with machine guns.

It seems that the police claimed the march group would attempt to smuggle “illegal aliens” into Germany. However, our civil rights campaign already publicly crossed the German border three times and we traveled through Luxembourg, France, Belgium and Italy. None of these governments collapsed. We suspect the criminal charge is fabricated to send non-collaborating refugees into Belgian exile and pacify the German capital.
This public-private pact between a German business and state forces reminds us of GeStaPo tactics. While we are still not clear if business works for the government or government works for business, they stand as a national …read more

From: Clandestine

European Court of Human Rights charges Greece over detention of two women from Dominican Republic

By momo

The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday ordered Greece to pay 6,500 euros in compensation each to two applicants who lodged a complaint regarding the conditions of their detention prior to expulsion from the country.

The applicants, Mariana de los Santos and Angela de la Cruz, both nationals of the Dominican Republic and born in 1962 and 1979 respectively, were arrested on August 10, 2011, for illegal entry into Greece and placed in detention with a view to their deportation at the Thessaloniki department for illegal immigration.

They told the court that their cell was overcrowded and their daily stipend of 5.87 euros did not allow them to purchase regular meals.

Their complaint also referred to the conditions of their detention in Athens after they were transferred to the Aliens Directorate of Attica in September of the same year, saying that conditions were unsanitary as there had been only a single shower and a single toilet for all of the female detainees.

The conditions under which they were held were deemed by the court as inhuman or degrading treatment and in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights.

see: EKathimerini (in English)

see also: greek reporter (in english)

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State Exerts Power Over Refugee Squat

By clandestina

24.06.2014 berlin-kreuzberg: teilräumung der gerhart-hauptmann-schule #28

Source: http://conjuncturemagazine.org/2014/06/26/state-exerts-power-over-refugee-squat/

(By: Antje Dieterich; special thanks to neukoellnbild, photographer)

Tuesday morning the police moved to evict a former school that is being squatted by refugees. The Gerhart-Hauptmann-Schule on Ohlauer Straße, in the neighbourhood of Kreuzberg, Berlin, has been squatted for the last year and a half. It became a central spot for the refugee strike, a movement fighting for equal rights for refugees in Europe during the last two years.

The fact that a squat was evicted is, unfortunately, not surprising. However, in this case there are some additional aspects that are worth mentioning.

First of all, the refugees began the squat with the promise to leave the building as soon as their political demands were met. No one planed on living in the school for longer than necessary. The sanitary conditions were insufficient and the rooms were crowded. It was not the classic “we came to stay” but rather a clear “we came to move on.”

The squatters chose the school because it is in the center of the city, making the immigrant squatters visible to the government and the general public — a confrontation that …read more

From: Clandestine

State Exerts Power Over Refugee Squat

By clandestina

24.06.2014 berlin-kreuzberg: teilräumung der gerhart-hauptmann-schule #28

(By: Antje Dieterich; special thanks to neukoellnbild, photographer)

Tuesday morning the police moved to evict a former school that is being squatted by refugees. The Gerhart-Hauptmann-Schule on Ohlauer Straße, in the neighbourhood of Kreuzberg, Berlin, has been squatted for the last year and a half. It became a central spot for the refugee strike, a movement fighting for equal rights for refugees in Europe during the last two years.

The fact that a squat was evicted is, unfortunately, not surprising. However, in this case there are some additional aspects that are worth mentioning.

First of all, the refugees began the squat with the promise to leave the building as soon as their political demands were met. No one planed on living in the school for longer than necessary. The sanitary conditions were insufficient and the rooms were crowded. It was not the classic “we came to stay” but rather a clear “we came to move on.”

The squatters chose the school because it is in the center of the city, making the immigrant squatters visible to the government and the general public — a confrontation that the German state …read more

From: Clandestine

Bruxelles: demonstration of undocumented migrants and refugees

By clandestina

June 26, 2014
Place du Béguinage Brussel 04.30 p.m

People from all over Europe organise a Caravan For Freedom to protest against the repressive European migration regime.

They are camping during the week 22 June-28 June in the Parc Maximilien in Brussel.
during this week various actions are made and debating take place. Ther will also be big demonstration on 26 June
The claims are
– Freedom of movement and of residence for all
– Stop the Dublin trap and the obligatory residence in asylum centres such as “Lagers” throughout Europe
– Permanent documents without criteria (not depending on working contracts or individual state prosecution)
– Stop imprisonment and deportation of migrants
– Same working conditions for all
– Same political, social and cultural rights for all
– Stop the European imperialist policies: no more freetrade treaties and NATO wars
– Abolish Frontex, Eurosur and other anti-migration agencies and measures

Bruxelles: demonstration of undocumented migrants and refugees

By clandestina

June 26, 2014
Place du Béguinage Brussel 04.30 p.m

People from all over Europe organise a Caravan For Freedom to protest against the repressive European migration regime.

They are camping during the week 22 June-28 June in the Parc Maximilien in Brussel.
during this week various actions are made and debating take place. Ther will also be big demonstration on 26 June
The claims are
– Freedom of movement and of residence for all
– Stop the Dublin trap and the obligatory residence in asylum centres such as “Lagers” throughout Europe
– Permanent documents without criteria (not depending on working contracts or individual state prosecution)
– Stop imprisonment and deportation of migrants
– Same working conditions for all
– Same political, social and cultural rights for all
– Stop the European imperialist policies: no more freetrade treaties and NATO wars
– Abolish Frontex, Eurosur and other anti-migration agencies and measures

Communiqué de presse Frontexit: « Frontex entre Grèce et Turquie : la frontière du déni » – Le déploiement de Frontex nuit au droit d’asile

By clandestina

20/06/2014 – Journée internationale des réfugiés

unprofessionally A la frontière gréco-turque, l’agence européenne de surveillance des frontières extérieures, Frontex, participe à un dispositif qui empêche les réfugiés de bénéficier de la protection internationale. Le dernier rapport de la campagne FRONTEXIT, Frontex entre Grèce et Turquie : la frontière du déni » souligne les conséquences dramatiques de l’intensification de la surveillance à cette frontière (” push back, non accès à la demande d’asile, violences physiques et verbales, etc.) ainsi que http://canellasproteccio.com/2689-dts90509-citas-por-internet-en-ordizia.html le défaut de responsabilité de l’agence.

S’appuyant sur des dizaines de témoignages, ainsi que de nombreux échanges avec Frontex, le rapport documente des violations graves des droits humains commises dans ce centre de gravité des opérations de l’agence. Le Conseil de l’Europe, l’Agence des droits fondamentaux de l’Union européenne et le Rapporteur spécial des Nations Unies sur les droits humains des migrants ainsi que de nombreuses organisations de la société civile ont récemment exprimé leurs vives préoccupations vis-à-vis des violations commises à cette frontière.

En effet, alors que l’agence et l’Union européenne se targuent d’un nombre croissant d’interceptions ces derniers mois en mer Egée, les statistiques officielles ignorent les conséquences meurtrières de cette politique: 18 naufrages recensés par nos organisations …read more

From: Clandestine

Communiqué de presse Frontexit: « Frontex entre Grèce et Turquie : la frontière du déni » – Le déploiement de Frontex nuit au droit d’asile

By clandestina

20/06/2014 – Journée internationale des réfugiés

instant A la frontière gréco-turque, l’agence européenne de surveillance des frontières extérieures, Frontex, participe à un dispositif qui empêche les réfugiés de bénéficier de la protection internationale. Le dernier rapport de la campagne FRONTEXIT, Frontex entre Grèce et Turquie : la frontière du déni » souligne les conséquences dramatiques de l’intensification de la surveillance à cette frontière (” push back, non accès à la demande d’asile, violences physiques et verbales, etc.) ainsi que le défaut de responsabilité de l’agence.

S’appuyant sur des dizaines de témoignages, ainsi que de nombreux échanges avec Frontex, le rapport documente des violations graves des droits humains commises dans ce centre de gravité des opérations de l’agence. Le Conseil de l’Europe, l’Agence des droits fondamentaux de l’Union européenne et le Rapporteur spécial des Nations Unies sur les droits humains des migrants ainsi que de nombreuses organisations de la société civile ont récemment exprimé leurs vives préoccupations vis-à-vis des violations commises à cette frontière.

En effet, alors que l’agence et l’Union européenne se targuent d’un nombre croissant d’interceptions ces derniers mois en mer Egée, les statistiques officielles ignorent les conséquences meurtrières de cette politique: 18 naufrages recensés par nos organisations …read more

From: Clandestine

The first year of the Asylum Service in numbers

By momo

In a Press Release concerning the first year of its functioning (June 2013-May 2014) the Asylum Service reported that 8,945 persons applied for asylum of which most were from Afghans. Among the asylum seekers were also 430 unaccompanied minors.

In first instance 926 persons received international protection status (643 refugee status, 283 subsidiary) mainly coming from Palestine, Syria, Eritrea, Sudan and Somalia. 3,674 first instance applications were negative.

The recognition rate in first instance reached 20,1 % while 1,344 applications were closed for different reasons.
In average the asylum procedure takes 122 days according to the Press Release, nevertheless refugees report periods of up to some months until they manage to put their asylum claim while cueing every day from the early morning.

1,162 made a subsequent claim. Many of which might have been detainees as they are reportedly often advised falsely by police officers to withdraw from their claims in order to be released sooner from detention. 1,695 persons applied for asylum from inside detention centres. At the same time 2,807 appeals were made against first instance rejections. Of 2,015 second instance decisions 86,1% were negative.

Most asylum claims are proceeded in the Asylum Service in Athens (81,6%) but there are also offices …read more

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New arrivals of refugees on the Aegean islands April (16-30) and May 2014

By momo

1-31. May 2014

31.5. Mytilini 18 refugees and one alleged facilitator were arrested
30.5. Mytilini 48 refugees were arrested
29.5. Limnos 36 refugees and 2 alleged facilitators were arrested
29.5. Chios 15 refugees were arrested
29.5. Aghios Efstratios 66 refugees were arrested
28.5. Samos a group of 32 and a group of 25 refugees were arrested
28.5. MYtilini a group of 32 and a group of 22 refugees were arrested
28.5. Rhodes 6 refugees and one alleged facilitator were arrested

27.5. Mytilini 39 refugees were arrested
26.5. Samos a group of 25, a group of 39 and a group of 16 refugees were arrested
26.5. Mytilini a group of 20 with 2 alleged facilitators and a group of 28 refugees arrived
26.5. Chios 16 refugees were arrested with one alleged facilitator
26.5. Pserimo 2 refugees were arrested with 1 alleged facilitator
25.5. Aghios Efstratios 32 refugees were arrested
25.5. Mytilini 30 refugees were arrested
25.5. Samos 17 refugees were arrested and 2 alleged facilitators
24.5. Farmakonisi 21 refugees were arrested
22.5. Mytilini 7 refugees were arrested
21-5- Samos 13 refugees were arrested
21-5- MYtilini 26 refugees were arrested
20.5. Chios 13 refugees were arrested
20.5. Kos 13 refugees were arrested
19.5. Samos a group of 14 and a group of 31 refugees were arrested
19.5. Mytilini 11 refugees were arrested and one alleged facilitator
18.5. …read more

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Hunger strike in Corinth detention center

By clandestina

On June 9th, 2014 refugees detained in Corinth detention centre began a hunger strike to protest against indefinite detention. In February 2014, the Greek authorities had announced a policy of indefinite detention until repatriation, based on an opinion of the Legal Council of the Greek State. Only recently Athens court considered in an appeal-case of an Afghan refugee that the detention of more than 18 months is against national and European legislation and asked for it to be revoked.

Letter from the detainees:

Many undocumented refugees were arrested by the Greek authorities since a year and a half (August 2012). The massive controls and arrests were realised in a very racist and cruel way. People were brought in detention centres all around Greece. Without going into a lot of details about the bad situation that we, all these refugees, went through, our only fault was that we didn’t have a piece of paper.

When the detention centres were opened the Greek government published a law where the maximum detention period of a refugee was 6 months. Then they increased the detention period to a 1 year, then to 1 1/2 years and this is the maximum period that the Greek law allows today.

But …read more

From: Clandestine

Hunger strike in Corinth detention center

By clandestina

On June 9th, 2014 refugees detained in Corinth detention centre began a hunger strike to protest against indefinite detention. In February 2014, the Greek authorities had announced a policy of indefinite detention until repatriation, based on an opinion of the Legal Council of the Greek State. Only recently Athens court considered in an appeal-case of an Afghan refugee that the detention of more than 18 months is against national and European legislation and asked for it to be revoked.

Letter from the detainees:

Many undocumented refugees were arrested by the Greek authorities since a year and a half (August 2012). The massive controls and arrests were realised in a very racist and cruel way. People were brought in detention centres all around Greece. Without going into a lot of details about the bad situation that we, all these refugees, went through, our only fault was that we didn’t have a piece of paper.

When the detention centres were opened the Greek government published a law where the maximum detention period of a refugee was 6 months. Then they increased the detention period to a 1 year, then to 1 1/2 years and this is the maximum period that the Greek law allows today.

But …read more

From: Clandestine

Mother with baby detained one month in Petrou Ralli detention cells

By momo

Detention of babies and children under inhuman and degrading conditions in Greece

Z.M. from Afghanistan, a young mother of a one-year-old and a six-year old was arrested in the end of April 2014 in Eleftherios Venizelos, Athens Airport for the try of “illegal exit” of the country and the “use of false documents” (§ 83 and § 87 par. 7 of law 3386/2005). After two days of detention in the airport prison they were brought before the one-headed Misdemeanor Court of Athens, which pronounced a sentence of four months imprisonment on suspension. Then they were both transferred to the detention cells of the Aliens Police Department in Petrou Ralli. “We were detained in the second floor. In the beginning there were also two other mothers with their small children. When they were released we stayed alone in the cell. Next to us there was a cell where they locked up people who were getting crazy inside the prison. These poor people were crying and shouting throughout the nights. My baby was afraid, crying often instead of sleeping. … We were given only once weekly milk while the food was of very low quality lacking vitamines and oil. We couldn’t go out …read more

From: infomobile greece

Amigdaleza: “When the Great Wolves eat the Light”

By momo

by Vasiliki Katrivanou, Parliamentarian of Syriza

“Are you kidding?” I ask the director of the detention centre Amigdaleza with a feeling of indignation and despair when he describes us how normal the centre is functioning despite “individual” problems.

How ‘individual’ are the problems? Hearing for example that you will be held there over 18 months, for “indefinite” periods (following the opinion of the Legal Council of State, which was issued upon request of Mr. Dendias). Young people, who have nothing to do all day, who are detained just because they have no papers, indefinite detainees. And they get crazy! So when there are riots, hunger strikes, suicide attempts, let us not wonder why, let’s not be surprised. The causes, if we want to close our eyes, we know already.

The National Health Operations Centre (ΕΚΕΠΥ) has taken responsibility of the health care inside Amigdaleza four months ago. In the one small clinic, which works for about 1,400 people, we talked with two doctors – a surgeon and a gynecologist – admittedly sophisticated specialties, especially the second, in a detention center for men only. The supply of drugs is extremely problematic, and thus ‘Depon’ (Greek Paracetamol drug) is the king of drugs for all …read more

From: infomobile greece

Hunger strike against 18+ detention in Corinth detention centre

By momo

On June 9th, 2014 refugees detained in Corinth detention centre began a hunger strike to protest against indefinite detention. In February 2014, the Greek authorities had announced a policy of indefinite detention until repatriation, based on an opinion of the Legal Council of the Greek State. Only recently Athens court considered in an appeal-case of an Afghan refugee that the detention of more than 18 months is against national and European legislation and asked for it to be revoked.

Letter from the detainees:

Many undocumented refugees were arrested by the Greek authorities since a year and a half (August 2012). The massive controls and arrests were realised in a very racist and cruel way. People were brought in detention centres all around Greece. Without going into a lot of details about the bad situation that we, all these refugees, went through, our only fault was that we didn’t have a piece of paper.

When the detention centres were opened the Greek government published a law where the maximum detention period of a refugee was 6 months. Then they increased the detention period to a 1 year, then to 1 1/2 years and this is the maximum period that the Greek law allows today. …read more

From: infomobile greece

25 MIGRANT BOATS BEING MONITORED

By clandestina

The AFM in a statement yesterday morning said it was involved in a large scale operation which involved 25 migrant boats at sea simultaneously.

“The AFM is actively contributing to one of the largest aero-naval search and rescue operation that unfolded in the Mediterranean over the past years.

“The search and rescue operation saw the involvement of a number of Italian Navy/ Coast Guard vessels, US Navy warships, all the merchant vessels in the area as well as three AFM patrol vessels and an AFM Maritime Patrol Aircraft.”

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From: Clandestine

25 MIGRANT BOATS BEING MONITORED

By clandestina

The AFM in a statement yesterday morning said it was involved in a large scale operation which involved 25 migrant boats at sea simultaneously.

“The AFM is actively contributing to one of the largest aero-naval search and rescue operation that unfolded in the Mediterranean over the past years.

“The search and rescue operation saw the involvement of a number of Italian Navy/ Coast Guard vessels, US Navy warships, all the merchant vessels in the area as well as three AFM patrol vessels and an AFM Maritime Patrol Aircraft.”

…read more

From: Clandestine